In view of the policy of transparency we, as the legitimate interim Government of Venezuela, are obliged to communicate the truth to the country in the face of the regime’s lies, in accordance with the national interest.
From the beginning, we have warned that one of the keys to combat the Covid-19 is with truthful and timely information.
On March 26th, the first Venezuelan died in the state of Aragua because of this virus. Nicolás Maduro’s regime insists that the patient lost his life for attending a health center too late and for suffering from other respiratory diseases and complications.
The only truth is that the victim was admitted to a clinic in that region on March 23rd, suffering from pneumonia, a product of the Coronavirus. He was tested that same day, but it was not until March 26th that the results were obtained.
All doctors and health personnel know that nowadays, any case of pneumonia must be treated as a case of coronavirus, because this is precisely the result of the complication of the virus, and what ends up killing those infected.
The most serious thing is the decision of the Health Corporation of Aragua State, which forced the transfer of the patient to the North Ambulatory. A type 2 clinic, which does not have the necessary medical personnel and does not have an intensive care unit or efficient medical facilities.
We alert the international community and all Venezuelans, that the regime makes these decisions to make political propaganda, to defend a political ideology and to control information.
The sentinel hospitals where 60% of the cases of coronavirus in Venezuela are concentrated are not in condition to attend the patients infected by Covid-19.
We thank all the doctors, nurses and all hospital personnel for their tireless work and for continuing to care for Venezuelans despite the risks they run by working without the necessary protection. Thank you.
The right to health of all Venezuelans includes timely, acceptable and affordable access to health care of sufficient quality. The responsibility is to guarantee life for Venezuelans.
This crisis cannot be overcome with false realities, the figures must not be made up, the Venezuelan deserves to be informed, and this is a right that cannot be violated once again.
Overcoming this pandemic is about saving lives. And today, saving lives depends on conscience, political will, solidarity, empathy and humility. It depends on each one of us.